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Archive for April, 2012

How can I prepare my cat for the trip when I move to a new apartment?

Moving with cats can take a little forethought, whether you are relocating to an apartment across town, or one that is hundreds of miles away. Most moves involve taking the cat to its new home in a car, which can be quite a hassle for everyone involved — including the cat. If you try to […]

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What are some steps to take to prevent issues with rental items?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whether you are renting furniture or a car, there are things you will want to keep in mind. Renting means that you are borrowing from somewhere or someone. It also means you are potentially liable for the item, so it can pay to know what your options are if something goes wrong. It also makes sense to take […]

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What is the best way to move my dog to a new apartment?

If you’re moving with dogs to a new apartment, make the transition easier by packing a bag and having a solid plan. Put together a special "doggie bag" for moving day with the essentials in it: food and a dish (along with a can opener if needed), bottled water, a few treats, a towel, clean […]

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How can I keep my pet safe during the move to a new apartment?

Moving day brings with it some potential dangers for pets. Many cats and dogs are lost during moves each year. There are some precautions you can take to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. If possible, leave your cat or dog with someone you trust the day of the move. It can be less […]

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What do I need to know to make sure a new town is right for me and my pet?

Before moving to a new area, you’ll want to look into the rules and regulations of the community to be sure that you and your pet(s) will be a good fit. Find out ahead of time if there are any limitations on the number of dogs or cats that are allowed in an apartment, and […]

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How can I find a good veterinarian in the area I will be moving to?

Moving to a new area often means you’ll need to find a new veterinarian. Taking care of this prior to the move insures that pets will have a reliable caregiver available when they get to their new home. You can start the search for a veterinarian by asking others for recommendations, or by looking in […]

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How can I prove that my pet is a good candidate for living in an apartment building?

Proving that a cat or dog can be a well-behaved member of an apartment community can be a bit challenging. Most landlords have had some bad experiences when they have allowed pets to live in their rental units. Being prepared for this issue is half the battle. Don’t just rely on telling a landlord that […]

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What steps should I take to set up my apartment for pets?

Whether you have just gotten a new pet or recently moved to a new place, it’s smart to get the apartment set up for your pet. If you have a dog or cat bed, find a spot for it that is out of the way and has no draft. Older pets may appreciate being located […]

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What are some common behavior issues in pets and how can I address them?

Pets and apartments aren’t always a perfect match. Both cats and dogs can have issues that are problematic to a renter who wants to live in harmony with neighbors. Damage, noise and smells are some common complaints that get registered with landlords all over the world. How can you address these issues? Here are some […]

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